Monday, 4 February 2008

A Lost Weekend


Since Last Post P/L: £427.18
Monthly P/L: £427.18

There are no prizes for guessing what my weekend mostly consisted of. If you guessed drinking (lots and lots) of beer, watching rugby and trading then you are spot on and what a fantastic time I had. Obviously, Wales beating England on their own patch instigated the mayhem and I'm really struggling today to explain what I did and where I did it on Saturday night.

Not everyone was as happy as me though. As you can imagine, Nicola had different feelings when I collapsed half-in and half-out of the doorway on my return home. Yes I was badly behaved but it has been twenty years since we last tasted victory at Twickenham so I had to make the most of it. The house ban that she's now put on me seems justified.

Somehow (and I really don't know how) I also managed to fit in some trading, and maybe the feeling of being on another planet helped me as the profits seemed to mount up without having to work too hard. Even the New York Giants won the Superbowl for goodness sake!

Here's a summary of my latest results:

NFL Season 07/08 - Super Bowl Winner : £147.49

South Africa v West Indies : £245.01

England Saxons v Ireland A : £63.21

Ireland v Italy : £28.53

We all know it works the other way too so I'm going to enjoy this feeling while it lasts and with a bit of luck the rest of February might turn out okay.

5 comments:

The Betfair Loser said...

Looks like you had a great weekend all round Mark!!

Don't worry, I'm sure you'll be allowed back out to play again soon. ;)

Hope your hangover has subsided!

Graeme Dand said...

Sounds like a great weekend. Sorry to say that I am a Scottish fan, so not so great for me!

Any chance you could include my blog on your links?

I'm interested in hearing what other Betfair traders think of my project.

http://theexperiment-self-indulgentbullshit.blogspot.com/

Mark Iverson said...

Hi Betfair Loser,

Only now starting to recover...now working on being allowed out for the game on against Scotland :-)

All the best,

Mark

Mark Iverson said...

Hi Graeme,

Good luck with the experiment - you're a brave man! When I get a couple of minutes I'll catch up on your plan and try and give you some feedback.

Link added - please can you return the favour?

All the best,

Mark

Graeme Dand said...

Cheers Mark.

If you get a spare minute, would be good to hear your thoughts on what I plan to do......

From my reading of the various betfair blogs over the last month or so, I don't see too many start-up blogs with a working capital of £15k at the start!

I must be crazy or a genius. Time will tell......

I've added your link also.

Graeme